Just like how humans recognise faces, bees are born with an innate ability to find and remember flowers

We’ve all watched a honeybee fly past us and land on a nearby flower. But how does she know what she’s looking for? And when she leaves the hive for the first time, how does she even know what a flower looks like? Our paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, set out to … Read more

Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses: An Interview with Gary Pershad

The following social media marketing industry interview is with Gary Pershad, Chief Marketing Officer of Getchogrindup LLC, Co-host of the Getchogrindup Podcast and Retirement Plan Specialist at Vanguard. Andrew: Would you say that Social Media Marketing is useful for small businesses? Gary: Not only is social media marketing useful, it’s absolutely necessary. We live in a digital … Read more

An Everyday Household Gadget Could Hold The Key To NASA’s Next Hunt For Extraterrestrial Life

For long considered an “anti-biosignature,” the presence of carbon monoxide may now be compatible with a photosynthetic biosphere around a rocky planet, like this one orbiting Proxima Centauri (artist’s depiction).NASA, ESA, G. BACON (STSC) How do astronomers look for signs of life away from Earth? They study the chemical composition of the atmospheres of planets outside … Read more

Withings promises an extensive at-home health solution for $250

Withings had a weird couple of years. The company was acquired by Nokia, only to be abandoned and launch again as its own brand late last year. It was a welcome return for a solid  brand in the health space that was cut down too early. Until now, the reborn company’s releases have largely relegated to … Read more

Hard Questions Raised When A Software ‘Glitch’ Takes Down An Airliner

The recent crash of a Lion Air jetliner made it clear once again that software integrity can be a matter of life and death. Credit: GettyGetty It doesn’t take a failure of anything big to cause big trouble – as in massive, catastrophic and lethal damage to a sophisticated transportation system. The U.S. space shuttle … Read more

Sharp Aquos Zero uses an in-house developed curved OLED with a huge notch

Sharp’s latest smartphone was unveiled in Japan today. It’s the Aquos Zero, which features the company’s first OLED panel designed and manufactured in-house. It’s a curved 6.2-inch 1440×2992 screen with support for the DCI-P3 color space and Dolby Vision, and as you can see it comes with a huge notch. Not just that, but the parts … Read more

Airtel Offers Celkon Star 4G+ at an ‘Effective Price’ of Rs. 1,249

HIGHLIGHTS Celkon Star 4G+ is actually priced at Rs. 2,999 Customers opting new offer need to recharge worth Rs. 6,000 in 36 months Airtel will offer cashback worth Rs. 1,500 against required recharges Airtel on Friday expanded its ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative in India, adding the Celkon Star 4G+ to the list, and offering it at an ‘effective … Read more

Kitchen gadgets review: the Donut Mug – an unsettling setting for a brew

Think about the visual pun of the glaze, crucial to both pottery and doughnuts’ … Rhik Samadder with the Donut Mug. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian What? The Donut Mug (£16.99, Firebox.com). Clay-fired vessel, shaped as punctured ring torus and decoratively glazed, with handle. Imitates doughnut. Why? Someone finally pitched Cruller Intentions, starring Reese, with a spoon. … Read more

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s Image Leaks, Shows an iPhone X-Like Notch

Xaiomi may have already started working on its third-generation Mi MIX edge-to-edge display smartphone. If a new image surfaced online is to be believed then the next Mi MIX smartphone will sport an iPhone X-like notch. Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo has some images purportedly claiming to show the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s which can be … Read more

OnePlus 5T Launch Expected on November 5 as Company Sends Invites for an Event [Update]

OnePlus 5T may be real after all. OnePlus has started sending invites for an event in Shanghai, China on November 5. The invite clearly mentions the letter ‘T’, and shows a smartphone with a bezel-less display, a trend most companies are following with their flagships this year. The news may come as a disappointment to OnePlus 5 users ahead of … Read more